May 2013

New Items, Articles, and Hexies! Oh My!

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Notes from Nancy

I really feel that Spring is on the way. I spent over an hour ironing
some Spring shirts over the week-end. I put all my turtle-necks away but
still have my wool socks and cords. Saturday was my oldest
grand-daughter’s college graduation from Grand Valley. I don’t know
where the four years have gone. I do know I have spent lots of money on
books and keeping her in dining dollars. Doesn’t every Nana do that? At
least I don’t have to do the dining dollars for the Masters Degree as
the classes are all at night. When that is done, she will start her new
job and can send me dining dollars!

Lets talk shop! I just finished the directions for the May mini quilt
for the Road Trip. You can see the pretty flower basket in wools and one
velvet flower! Just clothespin the new one and set aside the Sheep for
another time. Remember you can stop for discounts in May and June with
your punch card.

Ronda has been working hard on the blocks for the Journey to the Past in
July. We will get that finished and get a picture on the website. It is
a fun event with only 3 other shops and lots of great discounts. The
cost is the same as last year, $5.00 and takes place July 26, and 27.
You will be registering to win a variety of great door prizes!

Several new books and magazines have come in the last couple of weeks. Our favorite, Primitive Quilts and Other Projects for Summer, is here and we have each picked our favorite project for our “to do” list. The June/July issue of Mary Jane’s Farm
came a few days ago with lots of great articles. My favorite was on the
Pearl Button Museum in Muscatine, Iowa  (I think this might be a road
trip!) As I am finishing this newsletter, the Summer issue of A Simple Live has
arrived. Elise has sat down to check out the articles. She says they
are great! We are back in stock with JoAnn Mullaly’s books Wool Crazy, Crazy at Home, and Folk Branches. She is retiring so these will be her last books and they will make a nice addition to your collection of wool patterns.

Next month I will send you a picture of my Lake House on Rainbow. Until then keep stitching!     


We had a really lovely lady write a blog post about our shop! It is a great article and so fun to read. Thanks, Stephanie!

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